The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been detected for the first time in the state. Katie Johnston reports.
Maxwell Woods' Drive To CompeteThe high school sophomore is a standout in both basketball and football. Mike Max explains the story behind his competitor's spirit.
Hopkins Girls Basketball Take On Best Team In The CountryRen Clayton reports on how the No. 3 ranked team performed against the top girls basketball squad in the country.
High School Sports Rally: Boys Basketball Highlights From Jan. 21, 2022Mike Max recaps some marquee matchups in Minnesota boys basketball.
10 P.M. Weather ReportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports on the snow in the weekend forecast.
Man Charged With Human Smuggling After Bodies Found Near Canadian BorderSteve Shand, 47, of Florida, will remain in federal custody over the weekend ahead of a detention hearing.
Minneapolis Restaurants Push Back Against Vaccine MandateA group of well-known restaurants are suing the city, saying that the new restrictions unfairly target bars and restaurants.
2 Teens Charged In String Of CarjackingsThey are also accused in the attempted carjacking in Edina that was interrupted by a former Minnesota Vikings player.
6 P.M. Weather ReportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports on the rounds of snow expected in Minnesota this weekend.
Eagle Hit By Train Expected To Fully RecoverAn animal known for taking flight ended up on an unexpected ride in western Wisconsin.
Minnesota Comedian, Actor Louie Anderson Dies At 68The St. Paul native attended Johnson High School, and his love for his home state was evident, as his comedy reflected on his life experiences in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Minnesota Health Care Workers Talk Burnout, FrustrationNearly two years into the pandemic, WCCO sat down with some Minnesota health care workers to talk about the situation inside hospitals.
Group Of Restaurants Sues Minneapolis Over Vaccine MandateThe owners of Smack Shack, the Gay 90s and other restaurants say that they are being used as pawns in the city's attempt to get more people vaccinated.
Driver Rescued After Head-On Crash Between School Bus, VanAuthorities say the crash happened Friday afternoon in New Brighton.
5 P.M. Weather ReportThree rounds of snow start to fall beginning Friday evening.
Student, Driver Hospitalized After Van Collides With School Bus In New BrightonEmergency crews rescued a driver in the Twin Cities on Friday afternoon following a head-on crash between a van and a school bus.
Minneapolis Woman Aims To Take Black Middle School Girls On College ToursA young Minneapolis woman has created a program to take Black middle school students on college visits.
FBI Fraud Investigation Spills Over To State CapitolThe FBI alleges the St. Anthony-based “Feeding Our Future” took tens of millions of dollars in federal child nutrition money and funneled it to people who spent lavishly.
Thousands Gather For U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsThe popular event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
WCCO Digital Headlines: Afternoon Of Jan. 21, 2022Erin Hassanzadeh shares the latest headlines and news updates.
Noon Weather ReportLight snow starts moving in on Friday afternoon, and more will fall over the weekend.
Minnesota Comedian Louie Anderson Dies At 68Known for his stand-up comedy and movie roles, the St. Paul, Minnesota native died on Friday.
DIY Friday: Quick, Inexpensive Ways To Brighten HomeFeeling the January blahs? How to get a little lift in your home with little money in our DIY Friday.
Recipe: Thai Bowls From The Classic Grill At Madden’s On Gull LakeThe Classic Grill at Madden’s on Gull Lake shared this recipe for Thai Bowls with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers.
Mid-Morning Weather ReportSeveral rounds of light snow over the weekend.